New horse fell down in the trailer! He seems fine but I'm traumatised. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
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post #11 of 14 Old 05-29-2016, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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I was thinking the same thing--what a good-natured horse!

And the second paragraph: No kidding.
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Depends on the rubber but sometimes shavings make it more slick.

The old trailer had textured rubber and all was good with hay, straw, or shavings. The trailer we got recently has smooth rubber. It seems more slick and I wouldn't use shaving, hay or straw in it.

I dont use dividers either.
We had a small amount of straw down. So you have nothing between 2 horses on the trailer?
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-30-2016, 06:08 PM
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I had a horse that would always go down in the trailer.

The first time we were trailering him (he had been delivered when we bought him) he went down with another horse on the float. When we opened it up he was calmly lying on the floor with his legs all tucked up eating hay that had fallen. The other horse was very nervous about this, unloaded other horse on highway, removed barrier, loaded again, then a a couple of kilometres more and down he went again. I think the third time it happened another horse trailer pulled over going to the same competition and offered to take the other horse the rest of the way, and when he went down again we left him until we go there.

I don't know why he did it, but it happened all the time and he was never bothered by it.
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I had a horse that would always go down in the trailer.

The first time we were trailering him (he had been delivered when we bought him) he went down with another horse on the float. When we opened it up he was calmly lying on the floor with his legs all tucked up eating hay that had fallen. The other horse was very nervous about this, unloaded other horse on highway, removed barrier, loaded again, then a a couple of kilometres more and down he went again. I think the third time it happened another horse trailer pulled over going to the same competition and offered to take the other horse the rest of the way, and when he went down again we left him until we go there.

I don't know why he did it, but it happened all the time and he was never bothered by it.
LOL he probably just found it more comfortable! I don't blame him!
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Even though my guy hasn't gone down in the trailer, he has also done something kind of scary... You know the triangle hay bags in some slant load trailers? Somehow he managed to get one foot up and over the edge of it, tore the stitching, and had his leg hanging through a hole in it for who knows how long. I opened the divider, and he was standing there, cool as a cucumber, eating hay. He may have scared me, but he clearly didn't care about the situation he was in!
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